CHUNGWA ON SPOTLIGHT
26 October 2017
CAPS United will have to prepare for a possible life without striker Dominic Chungwa who has attracted a lot of interest in the region.
Chungwa, with his 12 goals, has single-handedly raised CAPS United from the ashes and they are now with a chance for a top four finish.
Today he is again expected to lead the attack as they face Highlanders in a re-arranged Premiership match at National Sports Stadium.
The club’s chief executive Cuthbert Chitima said they had not received any formal inquiry, but their policy on transfers remains the same.
“We have not received any communication from any club regarding that player. But we don’t stand on the way of any player,” Chitima said.
If Chungwa eventually moves in January, he will join Ronald Pfumbidzai, Ronald Chitiyo and Abbas Amidu, players that have since been prized away from the Green Machine after a successful CAF Champions league campaign.
H-Metro sources said at least two South African clubs are keeping their eyes on the striker who has shown ability to score for fun.
Although CAPS United insist they have not been approached, chances are still high the player could be called for trials soon after the season.
Chitima said if anything like that do happen, it will be upto the coach Lloyd Chitembwe to see how he rebuilds the team.
“We have a good team and we don’t need to go on a shopping spree. We may need to adjust by adding three players. This will however be depended on the coach,” he said.
Chitembwe’s charges go into battle today with hope for a favourable result that will cut the gap between them and the pacesetters.
Highlanders coach Erol Akbay has already dismissed the champions saying they have lost their quality since they last won the title last year.
“The quality has gone down compared to last year when they won the league title. Yes, they have been winning some games, but they are not the same. And that explains why they are not among the top four just like us,” Akbay said.
Whilst Akbay’s statement is debatable, CAPS United have already shown they have what it takes to get a result whenever they want.
In the second half of the season, they have already beaten some of the top four teams, Dynamos, Ngezi Platinum and FC Platinum.
And striker Chungwa has scored against all the top three teams, making him one of the best strikers in the Premiership.